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Old 02-02-2008, 03:28 AM   #311
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Dang, high alpha west coast hops FTMFW!

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:25 PM   #312
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Sure. HopsDirect (aka Puterbaugh Farms), one of this board's favorite hop vendors (because of their tendency to overstuff their bags) is out. . . .
Right, right, I got all that. And I've kept up with this thread everyday. I'm just curious as to why that guy thinks it will only get worse.

I think one possible explanation for why Freshops (my preferred online vendor), Direct Hops and others are out or basically out is because a lot of people are buying up bulk when they can now, seeing July-Nov. as nearly hopless months.

In the long run (e.g. next 2 years or so), as I understand it, supply will catch back up though prices may stay pretty high. Anyway, I was just curious as to why that guy above thought it would get worse, and if he meant long- or short term. Sorry, I probably should have explained all that in my reply!
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:37 PM   #313
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My LHBS actually has a pretty good supply of hops...not every variety, but a good amount of the types they did have. I did buy hops for the next couple of beers that I am planning though.

All I can say, is that come march, I'm getting on the bandwagon and ordering rhizomes. Hopefully there is enough for everyone. I'm just glad that I have a big backyard, and a nice long sunny fence that I can train vines onto...

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Old 02-03-2008, 04:54 AM   #314
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I transplanted all my hops today. You should see the Fuggles rhizome I dug up. It started out as a little 6" piece two years ago. Today this sucker was 3 feet long, 18" wide, and had at least one main root that was a good 10 feet long. There must have been 50 new rhizomes on it. Jeebus!

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Old 02-05-2008, 08:28 PM   #315
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woo hoo! just scored 3 lbs of hops from hops direct. I put in an order the day before they posted that they were finished for the year... Nothing ever came but a message that they were not going to charge my card unless they could fill my order. That was a month ago.

Then today in my e-mail was a message that they were looking for confirmation that I still wanted my hops. I replied, they charged my card, and my shipment is going out this afternoon.

I'm getting:

1 lb Williamette
1 lb fuggles
1 lb Galena
all leaf hops.

I'm just wondering if it will be like my last shipment and come almost a 1.75 times as much as I ordered???

Oh BTW they didn't charge me shipping and the cost came it at $1.56 an oz.

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I'm just wondering if it will be like my last shipment and come almost a 1.75 times as much as I ordered???


I ordered 1lb of Magnums and that's what I got. No more no less. I don't know if it make a difference but I got pellets.
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:02 AM   #317
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I ordered 1lb of Magnums and that's what I got. No more no less. I don't know if it make a difference but I got pellets.
I got another e-mail from hopsdirect tonight... it's the tracking # for UPS. The weight listed is 6 pounds... fingers crossed
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well I just heard something interesting. I just finished listening to BN's podcast on the shortage.....and it appears *ahem* orfy, this is all you guys' fault.

Germany 42k acres dedicated for hop growing
America 23k acres



England........2k???? Start pulling your weight guys!!!

All joking around aside, if you haven't listened to that podcast yet, I highly recommend it.

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well I just heard something interesting. I just finished listening to BN's podcast on the shortage.....and it appears *ahem* orfy, this is all you guys' fault.

Germany 42k acres dedicated for hop growing
America 23k acres



England........2k???? Start pulling your weight guys!!!

All joking around aside, if you haven't listened to that podcast yet, I highly recommend it.
???Link please....
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:39 AM   #320
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???Link please....

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/




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here you go

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/arc...ve12-02-07.mp3
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